Summer senryu for Doris

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fair moon
you are no friend of mine
tonight

she seems so near
but her heart is
a light year away

• • •

black label¯
intoxicating color
of my nights

here’s to a hundred
years of solitude

evening drizzle¯
she sings to me
a sad refrain

our purple rain
in quarter note

• • •

my mind
so full of you
it’s getting crowded

and my heart
beats or breaks
with a word

• • •

anticipating
the day when you will
say my name again

but at this moment
yours is on my lips
and it is raining

raining purple rain

• • •

this space
this distance between us
let us occupy

not only with words
but with our own voice

• • •

anticipating
the day when you will
say my name again

but at this moment
yours is on my lips
and it is raining

raining purple rain

• • •

i am running out
of poetry to name
your otherness

tonight i am
sending one again: words
to nowhere

even the night
conpires to hide the longings
of your heart

it
only knows
silence

but i am always
listening until a word
returns with a news

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